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Why should I get a subscription?

  • To get access to over 300 shows and movies. That's over 13,000 videos, including 5,000+ in HD.
  • To watch uncut and exclusive series that are unavailable to non-subscribers.
  • To watch English dubs the same day they're released on DVD and Blu-ray, sometimes even sooner.
  • To watch FUNimation Broadcast Dubs - English-dubs of anime currently broadcasting in Japan.
  • To watch your anime in up to 1080p HD, commercial-free (subject to availability).
  • To watch TV-MA uncut and exclusive series.
  • To access subscription content across all FUNimation device apps.
  • To access the Subscriber Forum where you can get extras and hear breaking news before anyone else.
  • To take advantage of subscriber-exclusive FUNimation Store promotions.

How do I become a subscriber?

Go here, choose a Pass level, and then follow the instructions. If you do not already have a FUNimation.com account, you will be prompted to create one.

What is the difference between having a free account (FreePass) and being a subscriber (SubPass, All-AccessPass)?

Subscribers pay for access to content that is unavailable to users with free accounts, including thousands of exclusive HD ad-free episodes and movies. Some series on FUNimation.com are only available to subscribers. Subscribers also have access to an exclusive forum.

We have multiple tier levels available, so become a Subscriber today!

What are the differences between each Pass level?

  • FreePass - This tier is free! You get access to limited anime episodes per series with commercials. Simulcast episode access is delayed. HD access is not available. This tier does not have a subscription attached to it. You will never be charged and will not need to provide a payment method when you sign up.
  • SubPass - This paid tier is great for the sub-only fan and grants access to all subtitled episodes and movies, most of which are in HD and commercial-free! SubPass level users also get access to the latest simulcast episodes as soon as they are available and access to our Subscriber Forum.

    For a limited time, SubPass users will have access to all English-dubbed videos. At the end of this introductory period, SubPass users will have access to the first 2-4 English-dubbed episodes of every show commercial-free and in HD (subject to availability).

  • All-AccessPass - This paid tier grants access to all English-dubbed and subtitled episodes and movies, most of which are in HD and commercial-free (subject to availability). All-AccessPass level users also get access to the latest simulcast episodes and FUNimation Broadcast Dub episodes as soon as they are available, exclusive video extras, exclusive FUNimation Store promotions and discounts, and access to our Subscriber Forum.

Is there a free trial for the paid FUNimation Subscription?

Yes, sometimes we offer a free trial. If you’d like to see if the FUNimation Subscription is right for you, go to www.funimation.com/subscribe to find out more and choose an option that mentions “Free Trial”.

Note: The FreePass option is not the same as a Free Trial. A Free Trial is a way to test the paid subscription tiers before committing to becoming a paid subscriber. FreePass is a free FUNimation.com membership account and is not related to subscription at all.

Which countries is FUNimation's subscription available in?

USA and Canada.

What if I no longer have my subscription?

We are aware that there are a few issues affecting some users' subscriber status. - If you have used a gift subscription code for your subscription, please try putting in the gift subscription code again and see if this resolves the issue. - If you have a reoccurring subscription, please check your bank statements for the past month. If you have not been charged for your subscription, it is likely that you were able to see subscription content due to an issue with our systems and did not have an active subscription. If the gift subscription code does not work to restore service, or if you have been charged for Dec/Jan and are not receiving service, please submit a ticket with the reason code "Subscription Billing" to speak to a billing representative. If you need to resubscribe and experience any issues with resubscribing, or your subscription videos do not work after you have resubscribed, please submit a ticket with the reason code "Subscription Access" for the fastest service.

What should I do if I signed up for a subscription, but the video player still says that I need to subscribe?

There might be something wrong with your account. Please go to the Support page and fill out the contact page. Under "Reason for Contact", please choose "Shop & Products - Subscription Access".

What is the Subscriber Forum?

This is a forum that only subscribers can see and post in. Some FUNimation news, information, and content will be posted to this forum first before it is available anywhere else on the site.

Where is the Subscriber Forum?

It's right here.